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Vol. 6. No. 5. 



WELLESLEY, MASS., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1906. 



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WELLESLEY'S ASTRONOMICAL 
EQUIPMENT. 

Wellesley College has had many friends 
who have left or given money to the trus- 
tees to be used for buildings and books, 
but three benefactors have been pre- 
eminent in administering their own gifts 
and thus introducing that element of per- 
sonality which creates the spiritual at- 
mosphere of an institution. 

To all these alike, beauty in the sur- 
roundings of student life has been a 
cardinal principle. Mr. Durant, when 
remonstrated with because, while Welles- 
ley needed so much, he put pictures on the 
walls and made the Browning Room a 
shrine of choicest treasures, said, "I must, 
attend to these luxuries; they are essential 



lips was a classmate of Mr. Rotch who 
designed the Art Building. The two 
stand for that chaste perfection of design 
which it is hoped can sometime charac- 
terize ever}- structure at Wellesley. Im- 
mediately the number of students over- 
crowded the one little library and the 
development of different lines of work 
made one telescope inadequate. More- 
over the very perfection of the instru- 
ments made them too complicated for 
beginners. 

In 1905, Mrs. Whitin decided to meet 
the need for enlargement. The work was 
put into the charge of Mr. F. W. Angell of 
Providence, who had lately completed the 
President's House, and had shown in 
Billings Hall ability to add a new block 
to an existing building. 

The wildest anticipations of the pro- 
fessors only reached a brick or white tile 
extension with gravel roof and possibly 
marble trimmings, but when, on a final 



wrought-iron fire-set. On the mantle, the 
I gift of alumnae and friends, are appropri- 
ate objects: A Crook's Radiometer which 
will rapidly spin under the influence of a 
ray of light which eight minutes before 
left the sun, our nearest star, ninety-three 
million of miles away; a genuine, antique 
hour-glass which, before standard time 
was known, was perhaps turned again and 
again in some pulpit while the parson 
elaborated his score of heads; a Liverpool 
sea captain's pitcher with an old-time 
sailor taking his observation with the sex- 
tant etched upon it; but most interesting, 
something which came to earth from 
depths of space, a meteor which crashed 
into our atmosphere and, though melted 
deep from the fervent heat of the impact 
and wasting away with its train of fire, yet 
was large enough to reach the earth and 
bury itself in Toluca, Mexico, where it was 
found. 

Above, on an oak panel, is burned the 




in my scheme of education; others will 
easily see the simple necessities." 

Professor Horsford, when he put the 
Faculty Parlor in the hands of decorators, 
wished it to cheer and rest the hard-worked 
faculty by the gilded Renaissance decora- 
tions of its walls, and its antique rugs. 

Mrs. John C. Whitin, one of the trustees, 
in these last years has wrought for Welles- 
ley on Observatory Hill, in the same spirit, 
until for beauty of architecture and fur- 
nishings as well as ii instrumental equip- 
ment our students' laboratory in astron- 
omy is unequalled. 

Wellesley believes that it is educational- 
ly unsound to attempt to teach sciences 
without laboratory work on the part of 
the students, and does not even except as- 
tronomy, in which, on account of obvious 
difficulties, most colleges give individual 
work, aside from star-gazing, only to a few 
specializing in the subject. 

In 1900, under Mr. Henry A. Phillips, 
an architect whose canons of beauty in 
design are absolute, the marble observato- 
ry facing the north was built. Mr. Phil- 



conference over interior plans, the archi- 
tect was asked whether Mrs. Whitin had 
decided to use brick or tile, he quoted her 
remark of the day before that she thought 
marble and copper would be good enough. 

So if one stands before the building on a 
sunny day the transparent whiteness of the 
stone of the walls with the delicate veining 
is of exquisite beauty, and the copper- 
ribbed roof with ornamental acroteria 
follow the original plan. 

If one enters the new doorway and 
turns to the right, the new six-inch tele- 
scope, with its dome and rotating observ- 
ing chair of new pattern, can be seen, and 
opposite, the small transit and sidereal 
clock. 

Turning to the left, one enters the large 
workroom which, unless the many instru- 
ments catch the eye, looks like a drawing- 
room. Mrs. Whitin wishes the students 
to find their work restful and declares that 
putting their feet on an India rug will not 
hurt the science. The buff brick chimney- 
| piece, with its blue Warsaw blue-stone 
I shelf, is above a fireplace in which is a 



verse which President Hazard wrote for 
the observatory. 

The oak bookcases and superb Daven-. 
port hand-carved oak table, around which 
the students sit for their work, leave 
nothing to be desired in bea\ity and fitness. 

Connecting this room to the old library, 
is an office with cases for photographs and 
an arrangement for illuminating transpar- 
encies. 

Mrs. Whitin has in the same spirit 
given to the college a residence for the 
staff in astronomy that they may be near 
the observatory for their constant evening 
work. This is as perfect for a specimen 
of domestic architecture as its neighbor is 
for an astronomical laboratory. 

The development of the surroundings is 
under way and is planned with reference 
to some noble oak trees on the slope of the 
hill which years of suns have brought to 
noble proportions. 

The entire Welleslev constituency heart- 
ily unite in the Wellesley cheer for this 
large-hearted benefactor of the college. 
Sarah F. Whiting 



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Editor-in-Chief. Alice W. Farrar, 1908 

Associate Editor, Elizabeth Andrews, 1908 

Literary Editors, 

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Just a word about athletics! Now 
that Field Day draws near it behooves us 
to think just how we are to conduct our- 
selves as regards athletics next spring. 
It has been brought forward lately that 
athletics are becoming merely a social 
affair. We doubt if one who has been in 
sports can truthfully make this assertion. It 
is evident that these criticizers have never 
experienced the stringency of attendance 
rules and the awful punishment which 
awaits one who does not visit the excuse 
book. But aside from this, must we not 
rather look on sport for sport's sake, which 
sake is to keep us strong in mind as in 
body, better able to meet difficulties as 
they come now and in the future. 



Since we have come back this year, I 
think most of us have seen, or heard 
talked of, an article on "Boston Culture," 
in which direct reference is made to 
Wellesley. If we have not already seen 



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this article it may be found easily 
in a recent publication of Harper's Week- 
ly. We trust that all will hunt it up and 
read it, for it is well worth while and, 
short as it is, furnishes food for serious 
thought. After several specific examples, 
the author draws this conclusion, — "How 
far, I wonder still, are these girls thinking 
and feeding mentally for themselves? 
What do they discuss, one with another? 
How far do they suffer under that blight 
of feminine education — note-taking from 
lectures?" 

Is this not a serious question if the 
author's doubt has foundation? Do we 
not lose the greatest, most valuable edu- 
cation if we confine our search for it to 
"note-taking from lectures," to "copying 
the details of the old masterpieces," and 
to the "study of the topography of 
Rome?" Extreme cases, these last two, 
to be sure, but quite true in every case. 
How apt we are, here in college, sur- 
rounded by all things that we desire for 
study, comfort and pleasure, to forget 
what our life is to become when we leave 
all of this. But we must consider this 
future life. How are we to be successful, 
helpful, and happy ourselves, if we do not 
bear this in mind? Fresh from our life 
here, we undoubtedly will look at the 
world as a larger, but nevertheless 
as a second Wellesley. We shall expect 
the world to assume that same attitude 
toward us. But there we shall be mis- 
taken. It will be a cold, cold world in- 
deed to us, if we go out expecting that 
treatment. How out of place we are go- 
ing to appear to the rest of mankind if we 
adopt this view! If we do not keep up 
with the trend of the times, must we not, 
at no very late day, give way to the more 
advanced, broad-minded, more up-to- 
date men and women. That is inevitable. 
But how are we to aviod this, for all 
must admit that the four years of a col- 
lege course inevitably bears a narrowing 
force with it. The final impression, how- 
ever, can be avoided and counteracted by 
guarding against just what Mr. Wells 
says he finds here, — "this appetite to 
have all the mellow and refined and beau- 
tiful things in life to the exclusion of all 
thought for the present and future." 
By keeping our minds clear and above all 
practical we shall gain our end. Do not 
avoid all material, practical pleas- 
ures for the sake of the aesthetic. It is 



against the practical which we shall 
come this year or next or the year after 
when Commencement is over. Above 
all keep up-to-date. Do not come back 
from vacation and feel that you are settled 
for another nine months and then forget 
everything else. Keep up with the times; 
as they say in history, "consider the po- 
litical, military, and social conditions." 
Know what is going on about you, out- 
side Wellesley, and then decide how you 
are going to fit into those conditions 
which will inevitably come. 



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of each week. It is desirable that all 
communications be written in ink, rather 
than in pencil, and on one side of the 
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charge of the following editors: 
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College Calendar ) Elizabeth Andrews 

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COLLEGE CALENDAR. 



Thursday, November i, at 7.30 P.M., regular mid-week prayer 
meeting of the Christian Association. 

Friday, November 2. at 8 P.M., address by Professor Munster- 
berg of Harvard University to the Philosophy Club in 
Billings Hall. Subject "The Psychology of Confessions." 

Saturday, November 3, at 3.20 P.M., November meeting of the 
Boston Branch of the Association of Collegiate Alumna? in 
College Hall Chapel. 

Sunday, November 4, at 11 A.M., services in Houghton Me- 
morial Chapel. Sermon by Rev. James G. K. McClure, 
D.D., President of the McCormick Theological Seminary of 
Chicago. Communion service. 

7 P.M., vespers with address by Dr. Arthur J. Brown at the 
invitation of the Missionary Committee of the Christian 
Association. 

Monday, November 5, College Settlement Rally. 
7.30 P.M., Alliance Francaise reception. 



COLLEGE NOTES. 



A meeting of the Economics Club was held on Friday evening, 
October 19. Miss Castle was elected secretary for the year. 
Miss Balch gave a very interesti g account of her life in Austro- 
Hungary, telling the history of the country, reasons why the 
natives came to America, and the influence brought to bear 
upon them here. The club will meet regularly, every three 
weeks, on Friday evening. 

The Social Study Circle held its first meeting for the year at 
the Agora House on Tuesday evening, October twenty-third. 

On Tuesday evening, October 23, Miss Ruth Carpenter, 1908, 
president of the College Settlements Association, spoke to the 
students at the Noanett upon the work of the College Settle- 
ments. 

On Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, October 23 and 24, a 
short account of the purpose and work of the Consumers' 
League was given at the following houses: Wilder, Mildred 
Rogers, 1907; Wood, Bell' Simmons, 1907; Freeman, Ethel 
Grant, 1908; Simpson, Betsey Baird, 1908; Fiske, Martha Cecil, 
1909; Eliot, Anne Crawford, 1907; Noanett, Marie Warren, 
1907; Webb, Hattie Brown, 1907; Belair Avenue, Betty An- 
drews, 1908; The Maples, Marion Bosworth, 1907; Mrs. Nye's, 
Helen Newell, 1907. 

A second mass meeting of all the new students for the purpose 
of learning college songs was held at the Barn on Wednesday 
evening, October twenty-fourth. 

The annual business meeting of the History Club was held on 
Thursday afternoon, October 25. 

The regular monthly business meeting of the Christian As- 
sociation was held in College Hall Chapel Thursday evening, 
October twenty-fifth. The minutes of the last meeting were 
read and approved and one hundred and eighty -five new mem- 
bers were received into the association. Following the recep- 
tion of new members Miss Pendleton read an address by Pro- 
fessor Bates which she delivered three years ago at a memorial 
service to Mr. Durant. 



The Alliance Francaise held a business meeting, Thursday 
afternoon, October twenty-fifth. 

Professor Munsterberg's lecture to the Philosophy Club has 
been postponed from Friday evening, October 26, to Friday 
evening, November 2, at 8 o'clock in Billings Hall. 

The Dana Hall School held a Silver Bay Rally in the Village 
Church on Saturday evening, October 27. The speakers were 
Mr. Harry Wade Hicks, Miss Janet McCook, Miss Dorothea 
Day, Miss Clara Reed and Miss Ruth Cowing, (Smith, 1907). 

The class of 1909 held a prayer meeting in the Students' Par- 
lor at College Hall, after the vesper service on Sunday evening, 
October 28. Miss Ruth Hanford led the meeting. 

The second meeting of the Missionary Union was held on 
Sunday afternoon, October 28, at 4 o'clock in Billings Hall. 
Miss Gladys Doten led the meeting. Addresses were made by 
Miss Helen French, Miss Mary B. May and Miss Ruth Cowing of 
Smith College. 

At the close of the Missionary Union Meeting on Sunday after- 
noon, October 28, a twilight delegation meeting was held in 
Billings Hall. 

The Cross Country Walking Club met at the Fiske gate at 
9.30 on Monday morning, October 29, for a walk to Echo Bridge. 
On November 5, the club will walk to the Wayside Inn, return- 
ing after lunch. 

A reading was given at Dana Hall by Mrs. Lucia Gale Barber 
for the benefit of the Village Improvement Societies of Welles- 
ley and Wellesley Hills on Tuesday evening, October 30. Mrs. 
Barber read "Clouds of the Sun," by Isabella Hour Fiske, 
Wellesley, 1896. 

Miss Julia Long, 1906, spent several days at Wellesley last 
week. 

Beginning with this week tea will be served in the Faculty 
Parlor on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 4.05 P.M. 
All members of the Faculty, and particularly new members, are 
cordially invited. The fee of one dollar for the year can be sent 
to Miss Balch through the resident mail. 

The Observatory is open every week-day afternoon, and after 
schedule hours members of the College are invited to visit it. 
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FREE PRESS. 

The editorial in last week's issue of the News dealt with a 
question which is vital to all college students : the question of how 
we choose to divide our time. All of us know that a conscious 
choice is necessary if we do not want to paralyze our will-power. 
Yet how few of us make that conscious choice the strong, inde- 
pendent one that it should be! The trouble does lie in indi- 
vidual failure to stop at the right point, in failure "to decide 
which are the most valuable opportunities;" but is that all? 
Isn't there some fault in the existing circumstances of college 
life? 

One question in the editorial which was not answered, was 
"If there is not time enough for the average girl to attend to a 
small number of the functions, why have so many?" That is 
a question which the student body must answer; the writer 
merely wishes to ask it again. 

While we acknowledge that we come to college primarily for 
study, we also argue that we come for the general rounding out 
of our natures through the "college life." Is it necessary, how- 
ever, that we make that life so complex that one would find it 
hard to take part in all its activities, even if there were no 
academic work to do? It may be said that it is all very well so 
long as individuals govern their actions according to their ca- 
pacity, but is this a sound argument? Is it fair to organize a 
system of college life in which activity is considered duty, mak- 
ing it very hard and perplexing for an individual to keep the 
right balance, and then calmly urge stopping at the right mo- 
ment? 

Setting aside the weakness of human nature, are we main- 
taining the right sort of a college standard if, in the four years 
which are intended for study and time to think over our study, 
\vr. .include every kind of life which is open to us in the world 
outside? With feminine energy we take our pleasures hard, 
wearing ourselves out in these various pursuits, instead of re- 
laxing — an American trait, perhaps; but here, when we may, if 
wc will, why do we not live more slowly? 

Many of us have heard members of the Faculty speak about 
this matter and have been glad to know their "point of view." 
They have had opportunity to notice a rapidly increasing ten- 
dency, in the past few years, toward crowding the college life. 
They have pointed out that this danger threatens all of our 
women's colleges, that many weighty, adverse criticisms are 
being made in regard to the success of the higher education of 
women. The matter, then, is one of more than local or passing 
interest. 

None of us would wish Wellesley to be a place for "grinds and 
drudges to groan and sigh," but a place where young women, 
who have elected to give four years to study, are not "guilty of 
insincerity" to the founders and purpose of the College; who 
place beside their motto, "Non ministrari sed ministrare," the 
desire to do scholarly work, to prepare for whatever work they 
may do in the world by doing thoroughly the tasks they choose 
here. E. H. M., 1908. 

Officers of Student Government Association. 

President Florence F. Besse 

Vice-president Olive Smith 

Secretary Ethel V. Grant 

Treasurer Betsey Baird 

Senior Member Margaret Noyes 

Junior Member Elizabeth Perot 

Sophomore Member Margaret Kennedy 

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ALUMN/E NOTES. 

This column will contain items concerning Alumnae, former 
students, and past and present members of the Faculty. Other 
items will occasionally be added which are thought to be of es- 
pecial interest to the readers of the Alumnae Notes. 



Scribner's for October contains the following quatrain by 
Miss Margaret Sherwood of the Department of English Litera- 
ture : — 

THE SUN. 

Green, sun-warmed leaf and crimson-petalled rose 
Share the deep secret of swift passing breath, 

Consuming flame to fairest beauty grows, 
And life is kindled by impassioned death. 

A First Book of Poetics, by Martha Hale Shackford, 1896, has 
recently been published by B. H. Sanborn and Company, of 
Boston. Information in regard to versification, figures of 
speech, and library types is given briefly, accompanied by 
abundant illustrations. The work is designed for the aid of 
students in colleges or high schools who wish to know the first 
Steps in the study of poetry. 

Miss Elizabeth F. Bennett, 1899, sails for Europe, November 
7, to travel for two years. Address care of Baring Brothers, 
London. 

The engagement was announced in August of Clara Stanton 
More, 1904, to Jacques de Morinni of New York. Mr. de Morin- 
ni has been a resident of New York for the past three years, his 
home for ten years previous having been in London and Windsor, 
England. 

MARRIAGES. 

Ziegler — Huntington. In Milton, Massachusetts, October 
18, 1906, Miss Theresa Lyman Huntington, 1896, to Mr. Charles 
Lincoln Ziegler. At home, Thursdays, January 17, 24, 31, 1907, 
at 1 Ellis street, Roxbury, Massachusetts. 

Travis — Hunt. In Portland, Oregon, July 31, 1906, Miss 
Myrtle Chapman Hunt, 1903, to Mr. John Irvin Travis. 

Granger — Powers. In Randolph, Massachusetts, October 
15, 1906, Miss Mary L. Powers, formerly of 1908, to Mr. Lucius 
Dwight Granger, Harvard, 1904. 

BIRTHS. 

October 19, 1906, in Brooklyn, New York, a daughter, Mary 
Louise, to Mary Dodd Craig, 1899, (Mrs. Henry Hamlin Craig). 

DEATHS. 

October 21, 1906, in Middleboro, Massachusetts, John C' 
Sullivan, father of Olive W. Sullivan, 1903. 

Miss Nellie Fowler, 1898, is teaching in the Edgeworth School, 
122 West Franklin Street, Baltimore, Maryland. 

Miss Florence Hutchinson, 1898, is teaching German in the 
High School at Media, Pennsylvania. Her address is 307 East 
Front street, Media. 

Miss Georgina W. Sillcox, 1905, is teaching in Miss Kimball's 
School for girls, Worcester, Massachusetts. 

Miss M. Berenice Gallup, 1905, is working in English Litera- 
ture at the University of Michigan. She expects to take her 
Master's degree in June. 

Miss Grace E. Hatch, 1906, is teaching in the Eastern High 
School, Detroit, Michigan. 

Miss Florence E. Kraus, 1906, is acting as substitute in the 
elementary schools of Philadelphia. 

Miss Alice F. Titus, formerly of 1907, is recovering from a se- 
rious illness, and hopes to return to college work in February. 

CHANGES OF ADDRESS. 

Miss Mabel Gair Curtis, 1890, 49 Trowbridge street, Cam- 
bridge. 

Miss Sarah C. Weed, 1895, 14 Park Drive Terrace, Brookline. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Mathews-Richardson, 1897, The Weston 
School, 43 St. James street, Roxbury Station, Boston. 



LECTURE ON THE PALACE OF VERSAILLES. 



On Monday evening Mr. Ernest Henderson, the well-known 
historian, lectured in College Hall Chapel on the "Palace of 
Versailles during the time of Louis XIV." Professor Kendall 
introduced Mr. Henderson as a one-time member of the Welles- 
ley faculty, and he then spoke to an interested audience of histo- 
ry students. The lecture was illustrated by stereopticon views, 
many of which were copies of the original plates made for 
Louis himself, and procured by Mr. Henderson, with infinite 
pains and tact from the French government. Much of the 
knowledge of Louis' court was taken from the almost unknown > 
but intensely interesting and vivid letters of "Madame," the 
wife of Louis XIV's brother, and a vital member of his court. 

The Versailles of to-day, he said, is very nearly the Versailles 
of Louis' time. It passed through the Revolution wonderfully 
well preserved, and though at one time Napoleon used the palace 
as a military hospital, it seems little injured. Through the 
efforts of Louis Philippe it was restored in many respects to its 
former grandeur, though what had been the home of three kings 
became a museum. In 1662 the construction of this palace and 
its wonderful gardens began; twenty years later came its com- 
pletion. Daily during all this time there were some thirty-six 
thousand men and six thousand horses at work. There were 
expensive difficulties to be overcome, arising from its objection- 
able situation, a low, boggy country far from water. This 
added so to the expense of its construction, that it ultimately 
cost Louis and his people one hundred and nineteen million 
francs. The garden was extensively terraced, and filled with 
statues and formally cut trees. It had also in Louis' time four- 
teen hundred fountains, which number is at present reduced to 
four hundred. They were of many and all kinds, some extreme- 
ly beautiful and much admired to-day. Some represent Apollo, 
the Sun God, symbolizing Louis himself; others illustrate ^sop's 
Fables, meant to help in the nursery education of the little 
Dolphin. The king too had a plaything, the Grand Canal,— 
an artificial piece of water scarcely fifty feet wide, where he 
kept his toy fleet, and many full grown men as sailors. The two 
wings of the palace are of different architecture, and the main 
building is constructed about the original little house. Imme- 
diately inside the main entrance once rose the Ambassador's 
Stair Case, with its imposing steps so broad as to accommodate 
the skirts of the ladies, sometimes twenty-four feet across. 
This staircase led to the grand apartments of the King, even 
now little changed where there are costly paintings and bronzes 
in profusion. The walls were hung with rich draperies, of vel- 
vet and gold for winter, silks and satins for summer. The origi- 
nal furniture was long ago mostly sold, much of it to America, 
and the solid silver chairs melted up to defray Louis XIV's 
escaping expenses. The galorie de glace remains as formerly, 
lined on one side by long gilt mirrors, and on the other by 
windows hung with curtains of gold embroidery on white silk. 
The whole palace was lighted by candles, the galorie de glace 
alone using four thousand. 

Once a week the King entertained with an "Apartment." 
The guests promenaded, had collation, and then played cards 
all night. Gambling was thus promoted. The King himself 
played little, but four young officers committed suicide within 
one year, because of their ill-luck at cards. Masquerading was 
this court's most popular amusement, perhaps because it gave 
them the opportunity to wear more than one costume in an 
evening. Upon one occasion a lady of the court wore a petti- 
coat so heavy from trimmings of silver and black chenille 
that she could scarcely stand. Their behavior and sense of 
humor were childish, such practical jokes as pouring water into 
each other's beds, being considered very clever. Every week 
the king dined publicly, eating alone at his table while the 
populace looked on. Probably on such occasions he ate less 
than was his wont, for it is recorded that at one meal he once 
ate four soups, two whole pheasants, three fish, eight vegeta- 
bles, not to mention pastry and sweets. With the exception of 
eating the king did little for himself, as there were two hundred 
men who received special salaries for their services to the king's 
person. The sole life duty of one man was to hand to his high- 
ness his handkerchief. But for all its sumptuousness and gaiety, 
the Palace of Versailles was very cold and bleak in winter, dirty 
and diseased the whole year round, as well as full of rivalry, 
jealousy and intrigue. J. D. B., '09. 

CORRECTION. 

The statement in last week's issue of the News, that the book 
plate of the Plympton Library was designed by Miss M. H. 
Jackson, is incorrect. Miss Jackson did not make the design 
nor does she know the name of the designer. 



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INTERSOCIETY RULES AND REGULATIONS, 
Wellesley C liege, 1906—1907. 



A. Invitations. 

I. All invitations due at the end of the year shall be sent on 
the morning of Alumnae Day. During the year invitations shall 
be sent only on the first day of each month. 

II. All invitations shall be written and sent through the 
mails. 

III. a. Xo student who has failed to obtain diploma grade 
shall be elected to membership in, or receive invitations to, 
societies. 

b. No student ineligible before the June examinations 
shall be elected to membership before the following September. 

c. Exceptions may be made to these rules by a com- 
mittee of society presidents. 

IV. Xo one shall be invited to join any society until the end 
of her sophomore year. Xo one entering college with higher 
rank than that of Sophomore shall be invited to join any society 
until she has been in College one semester. 

V. Until students have replied to their invitations, the ex- 
clusive right of communicating with them in regard to society 
matters shall be reserved to the presidents of the societies. 

B. There shall be no pledging of girls not in societies. 

C. I. X<> addition or change shall be made in these rules 
without the consent of all the societies. 

II. All intersociety business not provided for in these rules 
shall be decided by a vote of all the societies. 

D. These rules shall go into effect when adopted by all the 
societies, and shall continue in effect until June first. 

E. I. Xo upper-class girl shall be allowed to enter a society 
house until she has been in college one semester, and no under- 
class girl until the end of sophomore year, except to functions to 
which fifty formal invitations, exclusive of sophomores and 
freshmen, have been issued. Exceptions can be made to this 
rule by the committee of society presidents. 

II. Sophomore and freshman members of the following or- 
ganizations shall be permitted to attend their meetings in 
societv houses: Scribblers' Club, Debating Club, Department 
Clubs' Social Study Club. 
Resolved: 

I. That the societies regard as dishonorable any attempt 
to discover or influence the society preferences of a girl not a 
society member. 

II. That we. as societies, recognize our obligation to further 
the social life of the College. 

III. That the Inter-society Rules and Resolutions be pub- 
lished in the College Xews as soon as adopted. 



THEATER NOTES. 



Tremont Theater — "Madame Butterfly" — a 
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Colonial — E. S. Willard in "Colonel Xewcome 
Hollis Street — Maude Adams in "Peter Pan 
Majestic — "My Lady's Maid." 



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MUSIC NOTES. 

Vesper service list for October 38, 1906, was as follows: 
Service Anthem -"Saviour, When Night Involves 

the Skies" H. R. Shelley 

Organ — Andante (from the Serenade) Richard Strauss 

Marche Religieuse Girhnant 

Choir — "Lord, How Long wilt Thou Forget Mer" 

W H. Neidlimer 
Processional — 614. . 
Recessional — 789. 
Hymn — 602. 
Psalm — 91. 

The Symphony programme, in anticipation of the Symphony 
Concert, Saturday evening, November 3, 1906, will be given i:i 
Billings Hall, Wednesday, October 31, at 4.20 P.M. Every one 
is invited. 

Following is the Concert Programme: 

1. Overture to "Der Freischutz" Weber 

2. Aria from " Der Freischutz," 

Miss Fremstadt. 
'3. Symphony in B minor ("Unfinished Symphony") Schubert 
4. Songs with Piano, 

Miss Fremstadt. 

5 Symphony in B flat major, No. 1 Schumann 

Soloist — Miss Olive Fremstadt. 



At the ensemble trial held Friday, October 23, the following 
students were chosen to form the Wellesley College Orchestra: 

IIKST VIOLINS. SECOND VIOLINS. 

Helen M. Adair, iqio Leah T. Curtis, 1908. 

Marion G. Alexander, 1909 Dorothy Dey, 1910 

Marie Biddle, 1907 Gretchen Harper, 1910 

Helen M. Hussey, 1909 Vere L. Huntington, 1910 

Elizabeth A. Judkins, Sp. Helen Rowdey, 19 10 

Dorothy Q. Lane, 1910 Caroline Wakefield, 1909 

Jessie L. Neely. 1910 Evelyn Walmsley, 1908 
Marion A. Webster, 1909. 
'cello. first cornet. 

Margaret Erwin, 1908 Hortense Foote, 1908 

BASS SECOND CORNET. 

Mildred L. Mcintosh, 1908 Gertrude G. Fisher, 1909 

PIANO. 

Ellen M. Fulton, 1910. 

librarian. 
Georgiana V. Kendall. 

Rehearsals are held Tuesday evenings in Billings Hall, from 
7.20 to S.oo. The director is Mr. Albert T. Foster (Room 13, 
Music Hall, Tuesdays and Fridays, 10.50 to 11.45) to whom all 
applications for membership should be addressed. 



ART GALLERY EXHIBITION. 



Among the photographs purchased by the Art Department 
this summer, are a number which seem of especial interest or 
beauty. These have been hung in the gallery, so that members 
of the College who may be interested shall have an opportunity 
to see them before they are required for class use. 

The photographs represent architecture, sculpture, and paint- 
ing. The examples of Romanesque and Gothic cathedrals of 
Germany are perhaps the finest photographs of architecture that 
the department has acquired up to this time. The gray tone of 
the print is especially well adapted to the representation of 
stone. The detail comes out with remarkable distinctness and 
beauty. The interior of Cologne is exceptionally fine. 

Renaissance sculpture in Italy is illustrated by several im- 
portant monuments, notably the equestrian statue of Galtema- 
lata by Donatello, an epoch-making work; one of the most beau- 
tiful of Renaissance tombs, that of Ilaria del Carretto by Dell? 
Inercia in the cathedral at Lucca. The polychrome font in the 
Baptistry of Siena, in which several famous artists collaborated, 
is a marble monument with bronze reliefs; touches of gold and 
color add greatly to its beauty, and stamp it as essentially 



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Sienese, even though Donatello and Ghiberti were among those 
who worked on it. 

In painting we have Signorelli's magnificent impersonations 
of the twelve Apostles which formed a frieze in the Sacristy of 
the church of Santa Casa at Loreto. They are youthful works 
in fresco which show close connection with the realistic school of 
sculptors led by Donatello and Verrocchio. 

Photographs of the Sistine Chapel decorations occupy nearly 
all the long wall of the gallery. This series of the lives of Moses 
and of Christ presents special interest to the student of fifteenth 
century paintings; it is sometimes overlooked by others who are 
engrossed in the study of Michelangelo's great ceiling. Here 
were gathered together the chief men of the period immediately 
preceding the sixteenth century. The masters of Michelangelo 
and of Raphael worked side by side; and we have a permanent 
record in the portrait groups of the type of men who dominated 
that unique epoch. The numerous photographs of details make 
a comparative study of types very profitable. 

A piquant charm in the pageant pictures from the Schifanoia 
Palace at Ferrara bring to mind the festal processions described 
so vividly in Romola, such a merry company as one might see 
any day at carnival time in Italy. E. R. A. 



ARTIST RECITALS. 



Sufficient funds are on hand, but the agent of Schumann- 
Heink writes that she may be singing in opera on the evening 
which previously he had telegraphed as free. The Music De- 
partment is unwilling to sign any contracts until the Schumann- 
Heink date is settled. On this account it is uncertain when the 
orders for tickets will be filled. 



COLLEGE NEWS 



BARNSWALLOW PLAY. 



Hoop dee doodle doo, 

We're at the Barn again. 

And the Barn we think, it is all right. 

Lots of room to spare and seats com modious 

And stage setting is out of sight. 

Dazzling stars upon stage scintillate 

From behind the piles of wilting flowers, 

Which the young enthusiast donate 

To these handsome bloomed men sedate, 

All cheer the good old Barn. C. L. C. 

The first Barnswallow play of the year was ushered in with 
all the propitiousness of a clear moonlight night, new songs and 
a new class, on Saturday, October 27th. Marguerite MacKel- 
lar, the Barnswallow President, greeted the enthusiastic 
audience, and informed them that the stars were pacing back 
and forth in their private dressing rooms, eager to present the 
"Russian Honeymoon." The play is from the French of Eugene 
Scribe, translated by Mrs. Burton Harrison. Our President 
assured us that the main purpose in presenting it was to ac- 
knowledge talent of the outside world. 
The cast in full was as follows: 

Alexis Petrovitch Helen M. Wood, '07 

afterwards Gustav, Count of Woroffski. 

Poleska, his wife Frida Semler, '08 

Baroness Vladimir, his sister Daphne Crane, '08 

Ivan Dorothy Fuller, '08 

Micheline Elsa Wackenhuth, '07 

Konlikoff Demetrovitch Dorothy Hazard, '08 

Osip Ruth Wilson, '08 

Peasants, Elizabeth Adamson, 'oq, Dorothy Richirdson, '10, 

Gertrude Cate, '07. 
Guards. ... Marguerite Bentley, '10, Elizabeth Adamson, '09 
The first act opened upon the home of the Russian shoe- 
maker, Ivan. Wolf skins decorated the walls and doors. 
Candles burned before the ikon. Here we had some, at least. 
of the characteristic decorations of a Russian peasant home. 
At a table were seated peasants and serfs, who caught up the 
enthusiasm of the audience and gave it back in a rousing Rus- 
sian drinking song. The Intendant of the Chateau Wo- 
roffski and Ivan gave us the historical setting: the history of the 
estate, its management and the young count who has only re- 
cently inherited the castle and lands, and is about to visit the 
estate with his bride. The new countess has been delayed on 
the road on her way to meet her husband, who has made the 
journey before her to prepare the castle for her reception. The 
complication in the play was the relation between the young 
count and his bride. He was possessed of a jealous tempera- 
ment; she of a violent temper and much pride, which tended to 
destroy the peace of their married life. The count, therefore, 
determined, as we learned in Act II, to use the methods of the 
"Taming of the Shrew." He meets her as a common serf, 
making her believe this his real identity; and forces her, caught 
by his plans in the wild Russian -Poland country, to take the 
dress of a Russian peasant, and accept his humble bounty. 
The second and third acts tie the knot of complication tighter. 
The Baroness, sister of Count Woroffski, visits the chateau, 
seeks to punish the reputed irregularity of marriage of the 
beautiful girl. At this point the Baroness has gained an in- 
sight into the situation through an interview with the serf, 
whom she recognizes as her brother. Finally she puts the young 
Countess to a test of the Count's love. The culmination of the 
play is the submission of the woman to the man, and the happy 
renewal of the "Russian Honeymoon." 

Miss Frida Semler played the most important role, as Poleska, 
the fiery-tempered, high-spirited countess. Her first entrance 
was appealing both to the members of the Russian household 
and the audience, as her imperious bearing turned to womanly 
sympathy when she learned that the driver of her carriage had 
been hurt. Her quick changes of emotion throughout were 
given with a distinctness and charm rarely seen on the Barn 
stage, and the rest of the cast fell somewhat into the back- 
ground, not by reason of unskillful acting on their parts, but be- 
cause of Miss Sender's very unusual magnetism and completeness 



of interpretation. The suggestive force of her restraint in 
several situations that could easily have been overacted, was 
quite beyond the pale of amateur work. Miss Wood, as the 
Count, failed in making the character sufficiently vital and 
masculine. She carried a difficult part with dignity, but her 
restraint lacked force. 

Dorothy Fuller, as the old man, was too jaunty for the char- 
acter she sought to assume. Her voice was excellent but her 
manner was entirely feminine. Daphne Crane gave us a 
charming Baroness, spirited and finished in detail. Elsa 
Wackenhuth took the minor part of Micheline ably and with ex- 
quisite sincerity. She played her part with a certain saucy air, 
of vast delight to the audience. Konlikoff Demetrovitch, 
played by Dorothy Hazard, was a true dashing steward, who bit 
his moustache and ogled his sweetheart with convincing enthu- 
siasm. His vast self-importance and high-handed love-making 
completely won the feminine hearts of the audience. 

Between the first and second acts a speech was lustily de- 
manded from the 1906 Barnswallow President, Helen Segar, 
whom every one was glad to see. She offered a suggestion of 
widening the Barn doors to admit the increased number of 
members, which, for its very common sense appeal, should be 
followed out. 




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